SharePoint ShopTalk

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SharePoint ShopTalk - 4.12.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on April 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We invited Karen Hanes and Jeff Brand from Adlib to SharePoint ShopTalk to share how Adlib Software can enhance PDFs in SharePoint. We learned how Adlib's seamless integration with SharePoint allows your PDFs to become Searchable, creates easy Collaboration, Edits and more. View the recording. Contact Karen at [email protected].

The Panel, including Laura Rogers, Natalya Voskresenskaya, John P. White and Paul Olenick, answered questions live that were submitted by SharePoint ShopTalk members. View the recording at 44:00 minutes to review answers to the following questions:

  1. Current Search Page on a 2010 Site - Submitted by Cindi & Shankar
  2. Site Content Type Called ContractBase - Submitted by Russell G.
  3. Out-of-the-box Feedback Workflow - Submitted by Izabella M.

You may also catch some of the SharePoint ShopTalk Panelists speaking at an event near you!

  1. Laura Rogers - The International SharePoint Conference, London 4.23.12 - 4.25.12 "Information Worker Track" - Building the Travel Request Solution
  2. John P. White - SharePoint Summit, Toronto 5.14.12 - 5.16.12
    Reporting for Duty - Best Practices for Reporting Services with SharePoint
  3. Paul Olenick  - Enterprise Search Summit, New York 5.15.12 - 5.16.12 
    Solving SharePoint Issues

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SharePoint ShopTalk 3.22.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on March 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This was a very informative SharePoint ShopTalk, and not only of my favorite things happened! Laura Rogers gave an impromptu demo! She answered the question, "How can I create a form so that only certain people can fill in certain fields?", by referring to two of her latest blog entries:
List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 1 & List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 2 

Natalya Voskresenskaya also answered the common question, If I have FAST Search, do I still need to run SharePoint Search since it is what People Search is using.  Our members also contributed to SharePoint ShopTalk, Russell and Cindi about Document Libraries and InfoPath Forms.

SharePoint ShopTalk Overview - 3.15.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


During last week's SharePoint ShopTalk, the Panelist answered questions from near and far about Idera's Powershell Plus, Installation of February's CU, the initial stages of Document Management and the panelist pondered over tough programming questions sent in from a new member of SharePoint ShopTalk. 


One of my favorite moments, was when the Panelists talked about how they got involved with the SharePoint Community.


Paul Olenick will present a Panelist Spotlight - Tips & Tricks: Why is FAST so SLOW!? and other troubleshooting scenarios with Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint 3.29.12


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SharePoint ShopTalk 3.8.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

SharePoint ShopTalk's Guest Panelist, Jeremy Thake was a great hit during last week's session!
He battled the flu to deliver answers to questions about SharePoint Governance, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) , AvePoint product and services, and


He answered questions sent in by members like NicoleB and Westerdaled.  He also didn't shy away from any questions that were given to him live over the phone. We hope to have Jeremy back some time in the near future!


For those of you who missed this session, you may view the recording by clicking the link below.
Review the Recording


Important Links:

ALM Overview - Jeremy Thake

 AvePoint Goverance Automation

SharePoint ShopTalk 3.1.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on March 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,

We are coming off the heels of very fun and insightful conversation during yesterday's SharePoint ShopTalk. We had our very first Member volunteer to share her SharePoint experience, advice etc. with the group.

Joelle Farley, Microsoft SharePoint User Development Analyst shared details on how she creates successes when training and creating user adoption as well as valuable tidbits on learning SharePoint OOTB along with a brief overview of her role woking on her company's branding project. 

*I want to take the timeout to thank Joelle once again, I hope she is a trendsetter, and will encourage other members to volunteer their experiences* 

We also utilzed James Love's (@JimmyWim) article: SharePoint Development: What to Learn? as a talking point, as Paul Olenick and Chris Poteet extended advice to Developer's beginning their exploration into SharePoint. Paul also offered, Paul Galvin's article as another great starting point for Developers learning SharePoint: Developers: How do I Learn SharePoint?


View this week's recording of SharePoint ShopTalk.


MVP, Jeremy Thake Q&A Session a Special Edition of SharePoint ShopTalk 3.8.12

Posted by jamees.wright on February 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Q&A Session with MVP, Jeremy Thake!

Learn more here: SharePoint ShopTalk Panelist Spotlight: Q&A Session with Jeremy Thake 

Have a question? Go to the SharePoint ShopTalk Questions Forum to lock in your questions and have them included in our upcoming Special Edition of SharePoint ShopTalk!


Jeremy Thake's Bio
Jeremy Thake utilizes more than 10 years of software development industry experience and expertise in Microsoft technologies to assist global enterprises in building solutions that will set the standard for the next generation of collaboration platforms. As a SharePoint MVP, Jeremy’s proven expertise has earned him multiple speaking engagements at technical conferences, symposiums, and user groups worldwide. Jeremy is a co-founder of, a SharePoint community portal, focusing on the Developer Channel and built the platform on top of SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint ShopTalk 2.23.2012 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on February 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are a couple of highlights from today’s session:

1. News and Updates:

a. Natalya submitted a follow up blog entry in response to a Search question presented two weeks ago: Thesaurus In SharePoint 2010

b. SharePoint Online Updates Coming Soon!

c. Jeremy Thake’s Q&A Panelist Spotlight 3.8.12: To Submit your questions Click here

2. We have four Plural Sight (1 month subscriptions to give away next week!)
We are looking for volunteers to share what they are doing with SharePoint.  Please email me if you would like to participate.

3. WorkshopPLUS:(SharePoint 2010 Admin) received the nod for a great source for training along with of course SharePoint911 (RackSpace).

4. Chris Poteet shared an answer and advice on the common battle  Folders versus Meta Data, here are a couple links for your reference:


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5. Last but certainly not least we learned the pain points in SharePoint adoption methodology.  User Adoption will be explored further in upcoming ShopTalks.

The areas we hear most struggle with are:  Purpose, Planning, Governance,Communication, End User Input or lack thereof, and Architecture

Thank you all once again for participating! We hope to hear from you in the upcoming weeks!


SharePoint ShopTalk 2.16.2012 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on February 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All!


Thank you everyone that was able to join! For those of you couldn’t make it, no worries we can continue the conversation, and here’s what you missed!


First off! Did you hear the great news? Rack Space & SharePoint 911 Joined ForcesLaura Rogers, now with Rack Space also talked about one of her latest blog entries: SharePoint & Office 365: Simple Permissions Governance.


Natalya Voskresenskaya gave a great overview of the importance of managed properties and how to use them.  And John P. White Championed SQL Server Reporting Services!


I also wanted to announce that Paul Olenick has agreed to present during our next Panelist Spotlight! Last but certainly not least, I can’t wait to hear what Joelle Farley thinks of SharePlus App!


In the meantime, an edited recording will be available next week. Join the SharePoint ShopTalk site and leave questions and suggestions!  Thanks for joining the conversation! Talk to you soon!

Click here to register for the next SharePoint ShopTalk.